Rick Scott No Longer Promises Floridians 700,000 New Jobs
Rick Scott's pledge that he'd create 700,000 new jobs for Floridians in addition to expected job growth was perhaps one of the least controversial themes of his election campaign. Yeah, well, sorry -- he's flip-flopped on that. He's no longer promising 700,000 jobs in addition to the jobs the state was expected to add. He's just promising 700,000 jobs.
Politifactunderstands Scott's original campaign promise like this
He would introduce "accountability budgeting." He would reduce government spending. He would cut regulation. He would focus on job growth and retention. He would invest in world-class universities. He would shrink property taxes. He would get rid of the state's corporate income tax. Those changes would create 665,000 jobs over seven years. He rounded up, and the 700,000 jobs promise was born.
Politifact has now rated Scott's evolving stance on his promise as a complete "flip-flop."
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